- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 4, 2002

Looking for the signers' homes? Most of the homes of this area's signers of the Declaration are open to the public. Here's a guide.

Charles Carroll House: 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children 12-17, free to children 11 and under. Admission is free to all on Independence Day, today. 410/269-1737 or www.hometownannapolis.com/tour_carroll.html.
Chase-Lloyd House: 22 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. The home of Samuel Chase is open 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $2. Call 410/263-2723.
William Paca House and Garden: 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children 1-6. Price includes use of a garden "acoustiguide." Call 800/603-4020. See www.annapolis.org/ paca.htm.
Thomas Stone National Historic Site: 6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tobacco. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission and parking free. Call 301/392-1776 or see www.nps.gov/thst.
The Peggy Stewart House, 207 Hanover St., Annapolis, was Thomas Stone's home for the last four years of his life. The house is privately owned and not open to visitors.

Carter Braxton's Chericoke: This King William County house is privately owned and not open to the public.
Benjamin Harrison's Berkeley Plantation: 18 miles west of Williamsburg and 35 miles east of Richmond on Virginia Route 5. Open daily for tours. Call 804/829-6018 or see www.berkeleyplantation.com.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $11 adults, $6 children 6-11. Admission includes 25-30 minute guided tour of the home, access to the museum shop, and self-directed tours of the grounds and plantation. Call 434/984-9822 or see www.monticello.org.
Francis Lightfoot Lee's Menokin: Four miles northwest of Warsaw, off Route 3 on Route 690 (Menokin Road). Open daily; no admission fee. Call 804/333-1776 or see www.stratfordhall.org/menokin.htm.
Richard Henry Lee's Chantilly: Near Stratford, and on a tract of land now mostly woods and privately owned, this estate no longer exists.
Thomas Nelson home: Colonial National Historic Park, Yorktown. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Park admission fee $5 adults, free to children under 17. Call 757/898-2410 or see www.nps.gov/colo.
George Wythe House: Colonial Williamsburg. Open daily. Admission to Colonial Williamsburg $33-$69 per person. Call 800/HISTORY (800/447-8679) or www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbwythe.cfm.

Mark Stewart

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